Candidate will represent AT&T at industry technical forums (primarily 3GPP) developing radio system and radio interfaces. Candidate will be a member of the Radio Access standards team in the Standards and Industry Alliances organization. This team seeks to advance AT&T's positions in these forums and ensure AT&T's needs are met. This will require driving technical debates, consensus building, and negotiation for success.
Radio Access Network Standards Team members engage in research and development of technical characteristics of international radio systems including the physical layer of the radio, development of protocols, radio access network architectures, interface definitions, spectrum and radio frequency band matters and performance metrics for characterization, test and measurement.
Internally, the candidate will be responsible for fostering collaboration, communicating, and aligning with multiple internal stakeholders in various organizations. Job responsibilities include production and ownership of overarching standards strategies addressing the integration of radio, terminal, core networks, and services into a system view suitable for defining specific near term and long term standards action plans. Development of technical contributions and position papers (internally and collaboratively with our vendor partners), assessment of vendor and operator marketplace positions and efforts, and authoring of technical white papers are expected functions.Opportunity exists (and is encouraged) for the development of intellectual property (patents) for AT&T.
In summary, the position requires a strong background in 3GPP standards for current and future releases of 5G-LTE and 5G-NR (New Radio), investigation towards 6G radio and wireless communications systems, networks, architectures, protocols, and infrastructures, also a working knowledge of spectrum aspects.
Travel is on-going, typically 60%, with international travel common (in a non-COVID operating environment), including possible weekend travel time. Some trips can be as long as 3 weeks. Employees in the Radio Standards Team must be able to successfully manage annual travel expenditures.
The candidate should hold a minimum of a BS degree in communications or related fields.
An MS or other advanced degree in relevant and applicable disciplines is strongly desired.
At least five years' relevant work experience (e,g., 3GPP standards or qualifying equivalent) is required.
The candidate will be required to demonstrate technical skills in the radio technology discipline.
Candidate will have demonstrated experience with significant standards contributions at 3GPP with a proven record of accomplishment.
Also necessary is critical strategic thinking and the ability to develop tactical plans based on an in-depth knowledge of the global wireless industry.
This includes the development of requirements to satisfy company needs up through and including final 3GPP specification creation.
Direct engagement in recent 3GPP radio interface development and 5G (NR) wireless development in a standards context - especially in a 3GPP RAN role for 5G Releases 15 and Release 16, the currently underway Release 17 and anticipated Release 18 planning -- is critical.
Experience in rapporteur (lead) roles producing 3GPP Technical Reports and Technical Specifications is desirable. Knowledge of 3GPP working procedures is important.
Specifically, knowledge of 3GPP TSG RAN Working Groups and Plenary is a key strength.
Particular emphasis is on 3GPP RAN Working Group 1 and/or Working Group 5.
Knowledge of regulatory issues is a plus.
Position Location Atlanta, GA; Austin; Tx; Redmond, WA; Dallas, TX; Middleton, NJ; Milwaukee, WI or any "hub" AT&T location. Exceptions for other locations may be considered on an individual case basis. Primary work location classification is anticipated to be "virtual". AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local laws